Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) is a flowering annual plant native to Europe. The plant is the national flower of Estonia and also one of the national flowers of Germany. It was also chosen by many parties and organisation as a symbol. Cornflower used to be a weed growing in grain fields, but its habitat has been endangered due to high use of herbicides therefore it is grown as an ornamental plant nowadays.
The plant grows tall 16-35 inches and has branched stems. The leaves are long and narrow and the flowers, about 1.5-3cm wide have a deep blue colour. The flower head consists of a central cluster of tiny florets surrounded by a few large florets spreading as rays.
How to Crochet a Cornflower?
- Embroidery cotton (6strands) colour A = blue, colour B = purple.
- 1.75 mm steel hook.
Details of components
- flower head with a central cluster of tiny florets surrounded by a few large ray florets.
Crochet Flower Pattern
Start: using A and 1mm hook make 4ch, join with sl st, 1ch
R1: make 6sc in the ring, join with sl st, 1ch
R2: 6sc, join with sl st, 1ch
R3: make 2sc in each sc = 12sts, join with sl st, 1ch
R1: make 1sc in next sc, 4ch, skip 1st ch and make 2sc in next ch, 1ch, turn
R2: make 2sc in each sc = 4sts, turn
R3: (4ch, skip 1st ch, 1 sl st, 2sc, 1sl st in next sc)x 3, 4ch, skip 1st ch, 1 sl st, 2sc, in next sc and continue with sl st on the edge of floret all the way back to the 12sts ring.
Make 12 florets. Fasten off.
Start: using colour A and colour B together and hook 1.75mm, make 5ch, skip 1st ch, make 4sc, 1ch, turn make 4sc, cut off yarns. Steam and unravel.
Wind the yarn around the finger, pull loops off and tie them together. Pull the florets through the central disc, secure at the back and cut off loops and trim.
This is it! The crochet flower pattern is ready!
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